Local Authorities


Trentino contains 217 municipalities. They symbolise the “deep” sense of identity of this territory, the devotion to community, the attitude toward self-government and management of the territory, the ability to act independently and be self-reliant. The 217 municipalities also symbolise a high sense of solidarity and of mutual aid. Municipalities diffuse presence throughout the territory is the reason why, unlike other Alpine areas, the mountains are not depopulated.

The recent institutional reform delegates an increasing number of responsibilities, which were before carried out by the autonomous Province of Trento, to the Comunità di valle (Valley Communities). They are associative structures composed by Municipalities of each territory considered to be fit to perform important administrative functions.